Pearl Jam, Explosions in the Sky, D.O.A. and Kreayshawn Lead this Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Pearl Jam, Explosions in the Sky, D.O.A. and Kreayshawn Lead this Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Just because summer is winding down, that doesn't mean the Canadian concert calendar is slowing its pace. We've selected the best of the bunch for upcoming shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal this week.


Thursday, September 8
PS I Love You hail from Kingston, ON and are reeling in the buzz for their inclusion on this year's Polaris Music Prize longlist for Meet Me at the Muster Station. Make sure to catch their Vancouver show tonight at Electric Owl, with supporting band Balkans.

PS I Love You
$13 at Electric Owl

Friday, September 9
Texas band Explosions in the Sky bring their brand of instrumental post-rock to the West Coast. Part of the first leg of their North American tour in support of LP Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, "take care" not to miss this gig. Twin Sister will be the opening act.

Explosions in the Sky
Twin Sister
$25 at the Vogue Theatre

Monday, September 12
Metal fans should be sure to see Kylesa when the band hit up the Biltmore Cabaret on Monday night. Supported by A Storm of Light and Black Wizard, the evening is sure to ignite a rowdy crowd.

A Storm of Light
Black Wizard
$15 at the Biltmore Cabaret


Friday, September 9
Hardcore legends and Vancouver natives D.O.A. are sure to draw a crowd at the Palomino in Calgary on Friday. Their last release was 2010's Talk-Action=0 and frontman and founding member Joey "Shithead" Keithley will most definitely put on a show you don't want to miss.

$15 at the Palomino


Friday, September 9
Kreayshawn's name has been everywhere in the news lately, from her VMA nomination to having her Twitter hacked by "anti-Hollywood extremists" who leaked nude photos of the rapper while she was still underage. If you haven't heard her music, you've probably still heard of Kreayshawn. Now's your chance to catch the eccentric 21-year-old rapper live. She'll be at the Roosevelt Room during the Toronto International Film Festival.

$20 to $50 at the Roosevelt Room

Saturday, September 10
Acclaimed Seattle rockers Mudhoney will take the stage at Toronto's Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on Saturday night. Fans wanting to grunge it up will not want to miss this show. Toronto band METZ will fill the role of opening act, promising a great start to an awesome evening.

$22.50 advanced, $25 door at the Horseshoe Tavern

Sunday, September 11 / Monday, September 12
Fellow Seattle grunge heroes Pearl Jam return to Toronto this week, as well. Putting on what is sure to be an exciting pair of shows, rock fans should be sure to check out Eddie Vedder and the gang at the Air Canada Centre as they celebrate 20 years in the biz.

Pearl Jam
$69.50 at Air Canada Centre


Thursday, September 8
Before they reach Toronto, Seattle grunge dudes Mudhoney will be stopping in Montreal to put on another great show. METZ will be the supporting band for the Montreal stop as well.

$18 advanced, $20 door at La Sala Rossa

Friday, September 9
Known for his extensive work in Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis will be bringing his solo show to Montreal this week. He released the acoustic Several Shades of Why earlier this year and will no doubt be a crowd-pleaser at La Sala Rossa. Whether you're familiar with his Dinosaur Jr. work, his solo material or neither, this is a concert you don't want to skip.

J Mascis
$17.50 advanced, $20 door at La Sala Rossa